Celebrate Mediocrity! Library tells 5-time reading champ to “step aside”

Tyler Weaver is a prolific reader. Curiously, his local library has a problem with that.

A 9-year-old who has won five straight reading contests at a New York library now has a new challenger to his throne – the library’s director, who says the young reader “hogs” the contest prizes each year and should “step aside.”

Tyler Weaver, who starts fifth grade in September, won the “Dig Into Reading” contest at the Hudson Falls Public Library this summer by reading 63 books from June 24 to Aug. 3, the Post-Star reports.

Weaver said he felt “great” that he won the contest again, winning prizes such as an atlas, a water bottle and certificates of achievement.

“Everybody he tells, he gets high-fives. Everybody’s so proud of him,” his mother Katie told the Post-Star.

Everyone except the library’s director.

“Other kids quit because they can’t keep up,” Marie Gandron said, adding that she considered changing the rules of the contest so prizes are given to children whose names are pulled out of a hat instead of reading the most books.

Mustn’t hurt the widdle snowfwakes feewings. So Tyler gets the Harrison Bergeron treatment. Because that’s “fair.”

A library that actually discourages reading. What will the liberals think of next?

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